Dramatic promotion of copper-alumina catalysts by sodium for acetone trimerisation

Emanuelle LIGNER, Frederic Meunier, arnaud travert, Sylvie Maury and Nicolas Cadran
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4CY00440J

Na-promoted Cu-Al materials are efficient multifunctional catalysts for the direct conversion of gas phase acetone to diisobutyl ketone (DIBK) with unprecedented yields (up to 31 %). The Na content is a major parameter determining the stability and the catalytic performance of these materials.

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